Re-Invent Yourself

Re-Invent Yourself
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Thursday, January 27, 2011

You can live Anywhere and not be "dated" with your Hair Colour

The big question is: what is in and what is out?  And in an ever changing world of beauty, sometimes people just get lost.  So I have been looking back at the trends since 2000, the Change of the Century!  Flat Irons were born, better products created,  Pop Idols took the stages, and we all followed suit.

In my 10 years of hairdressing, I made it my goal to keep up with the trends, without being a slave to fashion.  I never wanted my clients to look like their hairstyle was dated or boring.  So I began my journey of "keeping up".  Whew, it's tough.  So let me fill you in on my findings.

  It all started with the Kelly Clarkson chunks for me. Yep, that was hott in 2003.  Me and my fellow team of stylists would chunk a piece of this in your hair, then a color of that.  You know the look: the first introduction of "dimensional haircolor".  We made all kinds of awesome "looks" for our clients, and then something happened, Finally the chunks stopped.

We moved on to "sister colors" in 2007: still dimensional, but colors close to eachother in tonality and level of lightness or darkness. Hair trends started to become softer.  They flowed more.  Even the pinks and the blues that were once so cool to have became more pale, translucent and "danced in the hair", instead of standing out like a street light.

Here we are in 2011, so what has changed in the past 4 years?  France's hi-lighting technique, balayage, came to America, and every celebrity's luscious locks are wearing the trend. You cant see lines anymore. Whether you are blonde, brunette, or a shade of red, You could be embracing this look!  Not only is it "current", It's Gorgeous.  

And Finally, Fear No Warmth!  If I could get a nickel for every time I heard someone say, "I just don't want to see any red in my hair", I'd be richer than the Trump man myself!  If you don't want to see golden or copper hues in your hair, that's ok.  Some people like cool tones.  But don't be afraid to ask your stylist's opinion on what would look good with your skin color?  What brings out your eyes? And can they create a look for you that is in the here and now? If not, you had better get a hairstylist that knows their stuff.

 If you're not getting compliments, or are stuck in a phase, pause, do some research, and do yourself a favor.  It's time to re-invent your look.  A New You on the outside makes you feel better on the inside.  GET YOUR POWER BACK!  It just may change your life. ;)

1 comment:

  1. Love this! I have said that phrase more tines than I can count.